On Tuesday, June 5th, all 160 Renaissance Hotels around the world will unite to encourage guests and locals to uncover the soul of their neighborhoods and experience the people, sights, sounds, tastes and art of their city’s rich culture for the 7th Annual Global Day of Discovery. As part of the once-a-year global celebration, Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel, 1 West Wacker, presents R.E.D. Fest, a homage to Chicago’s booming summer festival scene that continues to embrace and enrich the city’s local culture year after year. R.E.D. Fest, which stands for Renaissance Encourages Discovery, will feature live entertainment and activations from an array of local vendors, musicians, artists and distillers at the hotel’s main lobby bar, Staytion Market & Bar, and popular rooftop destination, Raised, An Urban Rooftop Bar.

Staytion’s mixologists kick off the night when they ring the bell at exactly 5 p.m. for the signature bar ritual, created to encourage guests to enjoy their “5 to 9” with as much vigor as they approach their “9 to 5.” Guests will be treated to signature cocktails, handcrafted with local ingredients from local vendors Two Brothers and FEW. Raised will also be offering a signature cocktail, handcrafted with local ingredients from local vendor Chicago Distilling Company. The celebration continues with live entertainment from an array of local performers, including powerhouse vocalist Aly Jados, singer/songwriter and ‘The Voice’ alum Rebecca Brunner, YouneQ, pianist Liza Micelli, and Latin Band. Guests will enjoy beats by DJ Dustin Ryan all night long at Staytion, while DJ Supreme performs upstairs at Raised.

In addition to live music, guests will experience beautiful artwork from talented Chicago artists on display for purchase. Highlights include custom digital portraits from Ooorn, digital photo collages from Madcanvases and unique prints from Plate + Page.  R.E.D. Fest will also feature whimsical prints from Chicago-based artist Tegan Gebert, hand-pulled screen prints of cities throughout the world from rovePrints, and giclee prints and pins from AnnaMontagne, created from original drawings. Guests will also enjoy a live painting performance from Chicago-based artist Joey Africa at Staytion from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Staytion Market & Bar’s hours are Monday-Wednesday 11 a.m.- 1 a.m., Thursday and Friday 11 a.m. – 2 a.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 a.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. – 1 a.m. For menus and more information please visit

The hours of operation for Raised are Monday – Thursday 4 p.m. – 12 a.m., Friday and Saturday 2 p.m. – 12 a.m. For more information about Raised, An Urban Rooftop Bar, visit or call 312.372.7200.

About Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel 

With its natural balance of style and energy, intoxicating vibe and commanding presence on one of Chicago’s most iconic corners, Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel, 1 West Wacker Drive, is the hub of urban discovery offering sophisticated ambiance combined with modern flare. Situated on the north edge of the Loop, this hotel is located mere steps away from the city’s best shopping, restaurants and cultural attractions including Millennium Park. Discoverers can unwind in style at the Rejuvenation Center boasting an indoor pool and invigorating spa treatments. Experience Staytion, a chic downtown Chicago restaurant providing a trendy and distinguished nightlife scene while serving seasonal dishes and creative craft cocktails. Discover something wonderfully new with a refined atmosphere and sense of style at Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel. Visit

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About Raised, An Urban Rooftop Bar

Following much anticipation, Raised Bar opened to critical acclaim in May 2016. Under the direction of Executive Chef Daniel Perez and Specialty Raised Restaurant Chef Timothy Powles, the regular menu at Raised features American bar food with a twist, highlighting sharable plates – ideal for mixing and mingling with friends. Along with the beautiful outdoor patio, the warm and inviting interior makes Raised Bar the perfect place to enjoy stunning city views all year round. Chef Powell focuses on all things local, sourcing his menu ingredients within 200 miles of Raised. The beverage program features an array of wines on tap, an extensive offering of local craft beers on draft and by the bottle, and specialty cocktails served by the glass or in a shareable decanter. The creative libations with seasonal, fresh ingredients encourage guests to sample and share.

Raised was designed by The Gettys Group, fusing an industrial aesthetic with eclectic style and raw finishes. A glass wall lends to a stunning view of the skyline and Chicago River, while the outdoor area features fresh flowers, fire pits, cabanas, couches and an outdoor bar with a decidedly urban feel. To discover more, visit or call 312-795-3444.

About Staytion Market & Bar

Located in the heart of Downtown Chicago on one of the city’s most iconic corners, 1 West Wacker Drive, Staytion Market & Bar is one of the city’s hottest new bars, providing a trendy and distinguished nightlife scene. Featuring an energetic and intriguing atmosphere, Staytion’s eclectic menu features unique street food with a Chicago flair, specialty handcrafted cocktails and local hops. Staytion invites discoverers to connect and socialize while taking in the distinctive elements of the space, including designs inspired by CTA bus windows from the early 1950s, serving as the entrance into the Chef’s display kitchen. The innovative atmosphere and exceptional service provides a place for guests to unwind and capture a taste of local products. To discover more, visit or call 312-372-7200.